Now for years the Tories had been telling us that they wouldn't be giving us specifics as it wasn't the time until we were in an election. But remember back at the start of January when David Cameron fired the starting pistol on the election campaign. Well now we are even 2 months closed to the inevitable election that is coming before June.
So how did Osborne respond?
"Well you know our values."
Actually as I blogged yesterday it appears that the candidates are split over those values and aren't sure where they stand on them. Those as you say that are part of Cameron's team since his has been leader appear to have one set of values while those that are coming in may have something different.
Just as last weekend Gordon Brown tried to pass off his party's past but look to a vague fairness in the future. So the potential future Tory treasurer is unable to tell us what figures he will do to sort out our economy, he's going to be budgeting by values.
Budgeting by values!!! Stop the world I want to get off.